NordVal - an independent third-party, reviewing alternative methods

An accepted NordVal International validation assures test kits users and producers that an independent assessment of a kit’s performance characteristics is found to be in compliance with its claims, demonstrating equal performance with its reference method.

NordVal International offers:

  • A user-friendly validation protocol
  • Scientific confirmation policies
  • Specified acceptance criteria
  • Independent and rapid approval procedures
  • Guidance in the validation process

In March 2007, the secretariat of NordVal was taken over by NMKL, the Nordic Committee on Food Analysis. 

Hilde Skår Norli, Norway, is the chair of NordVal International.

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About NMKL

Nordic Committee on Food Analysis, NMKL , was established in 1947 and consists of chemists, microbiologists , sensory analysts and statisticians from the five Nordic countries , Denmark , Finland , Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NordVal International, which reviews and certifies proprietary methods, was incorporated in NMKL in 2007. There is a national committee of appointed experts in each of the Nordic countries. The general secretariat is located at the Technical University of Denmark.
Organizationally, NMKL is linked to the Nordic Council of Ministers.

NMKL’s objectives are to:
• be a network of expert in food analysis
• provide reliable methods for foods and feeds
• offer NordVal certified methods for feed, food and environmental samples
• develop guidelines for laboratories and users of analytical results
• organize relevant training courses, workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally
• promote Nordic interests internationally on topics relating to food methodology

NMKL Chairman :
Dr. Franklin Georgsson, Matis, Reykjavik, Iceland (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

NMKL Secretary-General:
Nina Skall Nielsen, MSc., Ph.D, Technical University of Denmark, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary:
Kirsten Becker Hansen, MSc., Technical University of Denmark, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National committees :
Denmark: Chairman and Secretary: Dr. Arne Højgaard Jensen, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Finland: Chairman and Secretary: M.Sc. Leena Lilleberg, Evira (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Iceland: Chairman : Dr. Franklin Georgsson, Matis (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Secretary: Dr. Margret Geirsdóttir, Matis (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Norway: Chairman : M.Sc. Dag Grønningen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Secretary: Nina Bakkelund, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Sweden: Chairman and Secretary: Dr. Hans Lindmark, National Food Agency, Sweden (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Expert committees / Sub committees, SC:
SC 1: Administrative , Chairman : Dr. Franklin Georgsson, Matis (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SC 2: Microbiology , Chairman : Dr. Gro Johannessen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
SC 3: Chemistry , Chairman : Dr. Tuija Pihlström, National Food Agency (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
SC 4: Sensory, Chairman: Dr. Grethe Hyldig (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
SC 5: NordVal International, Chairman: M.Sc. Hilde Skår Norli (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

International cooperation:
• Codex Alimentarius
• AOAC INTERNATIONAL, AOAC Research Institute
• Nordic accreditation bodies
• IDF (International Dairy Federation )
• ISO (International Organization for Standardization) TC 34 ( Food) SC9 (microbiology) and SC 12 (sensory)
• International organizations members of the Inter Agency Meeting (IAM)
• MicroVal

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Prices

Handling charge per invoice/shipment: NOK 50,-.

All online subscription for 1-3 users NOK EUR
Subscription fee (annually) PDF-files, hardcopies, online for already existing subscribers 2.500 340
New online subscription on METHODS first year 5.000 680
Subscription fee (annually) online subscription on PROCEDURES for already existing subscribers 1.500 200
New online subscription on PROCEDURES first year 4.000 540
Online subscription on both METHODS and PROCEDURES annually for already existing subscribers 3.500 480
New online subscription on METHODS and PROCEDURES first year 8.000 1.080
Compiled collection of NMKL methods (included 2 ring-binders) 5.000 680
Method  (single) 500 70
Ring-binder (for each) 40 5
Procedure (less than 30 pages) 400 54
Procedure (over 30 pages) 600 80
Report 300 40
NMKL Technical Report  or Protocol FREE of charge  

 

Terms of payment

Purchase by credit card on NMKL's Web Shop or pay by invoice.

Bank: Nordea, P.O.Box 1166, Sentrum, N-0107 Oslo, Norway
Kontonr. 6028.05.16026
Swift-code: NDEANOKK
Iban nr.: NO8460280516026.

Please note that bank fee for money transfer has to be paid by the costumer, not NMKL.

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